Ravi, the driver

 

Ravi has been my driver for more  than 10 years. He helped me a lot during my first years , and thinking about it, he still does.

When I got to know Ravi , he had a small cookie –factory.  He constributed those cookies in a big part of Sri-Lanka in a small lorry or van. Those days I used to send containers full of goods to Sri-Lanka and used a part of the factory for the  storage of  the boxes (around 500 boxes). Here we sorted them out and brought them, with Ravi or/and his staff, to the different villages in Sri Lanka. His help was very valuable for me.

After 5 years of owning his cookie factory, he had to give up his dream due to bigger cookie-factories. I told him he should go and be a driver. He knows so much about  Sri Lanka and he knows so many people. After one year he decided he would like to become a driver for tourists. He followed all the courses, improved his English and passed all the exams.

I recommand him to everyone who needs a driver for a day, a roundtrip or a pick-up from the aeroport.

He is trustworthy, honest , reliable and always on time!

Contact information

Name: Ravi Perera
Address: No 35/1 Dharmashoka Road
  Aruppola – Kandy
  SRI LANKA
Contact: -009471-8016538/-009477-9978591
Email: raviperera1965@gmail.com

Transport
For one day  = $ 80 (van)
For one day  = $ 60 (car)

Accomadation with B.B
Five star hotel = $ 170
Three star hotel = $ 125
Guest house = $ 55

PROGRAMME 1 (From Airport) 
Day 1 – Sigiriya (Climbing the rock), Minneriya National Park
Day 2 – Dambulla cave (climbing the rock & seeing cave paintings), Polonnaruwa seeing historical places
Day 3 – Kandy – Seeing temple of tooth and watching Kandian dance.
Day 4 – Kandy – Pinnawala elephant orphanage & seeing sacred temples (Ambakka, Gadaladeniya, Lankathilake)
            and Peradeniya botanical gardens. Seeing Gem museum.

Day 5 – Nuwaraeliya – Seeing water falls, Tea factory, Horten plains, Worlds end, Ambewela farm, Haggala botanical
           
gardens.
Day 6 – Benthota beach.

PROGRAMME 2 (From Airport)
Day 1/2 – Kandy – Pinnawala elephant orphanage, Seeing temple of Tooth, Kandyan dance, Peradeniya botanical
               gardens. Seeing pre historic temples (Ambakka, Gadaladeniya, Lankathilake) – Seeing Gem museum.

Day 3  –   Seeing cave paintings in Dambulla.
Day 4 –    Polonnaruwa – Seeing historical places.
Day 5 –    Sigiriya Rock – Minneriya national park.
Day 6 –    Nilaweli beach.
Day 7 –    Negambo beach.

PROGRAMME 3 (From Airport)
Day 1   – Sigiriya Rock, Dambulla cave paintings, Minneriya national park.

Day 2/3- Kandy – Seeing Temple of tooth, Peradeniya botanical gardens, Seeing Wood carving and Bathik showrooms.
Day 4   – Nuwaraeliya – Horton plains, Worlds end, Seeing tea factory and Ambewela farm and Water falls.
Day 5   – Ella – Seeing ella Gap and little adams peak – Hill climbing.
Day 6   – Thissa – Yala national park (Safari)
Day 7   – Mirissa – Fishing habour, Sinharaja rain forest.
Day 8   – Hikkaduwa beach, Coral gardens, Balapitiya Madu river (boat ride)
Day 9   – Benthota beach.
Day 10 – Negambo beach.

PROGRAMME 4 (From Airport)
Day 1      – Anuradhapura – Seeing 8 Ancient places.

Day 2      – Trincomale – Nilaweli beach.
Day 3      – Sigiriya – Minneriya national park (safari), Climbing Sigiriya rock.
Day 4      – Polonnaruwa – Seeing ancient places.
Day 5,6,7- Dambulla – Seeing Dambulla cave paintings,- Kandy – Seeing temple of tooth, Peradeniya botanical
                 gardens. Seeing 3 ancient temples(Ambakka, Gadaladeniya, Lankathilake) Pinnawala elephant orphanage.
                 Watching Kandyan dance and visit Gem museum.

Day 8      – Nuwaraeliya – Seeing water falls, Tea factory.
Day 9      – Horton plains – Seeing worlds end.
Day 10    – Seeing Ella gap, Climbing little Adams peak.
Day 11    – Yala national park (safari)
Day 12    – Thangale beach.
Day 13    – Mirissa beach and Sinharaja rain forest.
Day 14    – Unawatuna beach.
Day 15    – Benthota beach.
Day 16    – Airport

The above trips are just examples and of course you can make up your own round-trip with Ravi.